National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) Individual Awards form part of a nationwide, government-funded initiative to promote excellence in learning and teaching. Operated by the Higher Education Academy, the Individual Awards competition recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on the student learning experience.


55 awards of £10,000 each are available each year, to be used for personal, pedagogic and professional development in learning and teaching (there is no longer a formal project requirement).

Applications and nominations

Each academic year, the University is invited to nominate up to three colleagues to be considered for awards, and operates an internal application process in order to select its nominees. Institutions are encouraged to consider the full diversity of academic and professional roles which support the student learning experience - there are no fixed categories of nomination and no minimum experience requirements.  Details regarding the 2017 nominations will be provided by the HEA.

Anne Phillips awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy

Congratulations to Anne Phillips, Senior Lecturer in Diabetes Care in the Department of Health Sciences, who has been awarded National Teaching Fellow status by the Higher Education Academy.  This prestigious award recognises excellence and outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education.  Read more.






  • Annie Trapp
    Department of Psychology




  • John Issitt
    Department of Educational Studies

  • Robert Partridge
    Careers Service/Student Skills Development Unit